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Diana Nyad: Swim from Cuba to Key West NOW!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Former Olympian, 63 years old, power swimmer Diana Nyad is making her 4th attempt to swim from Cuba to Key West. First attempt at age 30. 2nd and 3rd attempts last year (first derailed by asthma which she'd never had before, 2nd attempt failed because of 2 jellyfish stings, one of them the box jelly which can be lethal for humans).

She started her journey yesterday in choppy water, and during the night she had to swim backstroke for 3 hours straight because she was swimming through jelly fish swarms.

I'm tracking the team status updates and am wildly inspired. Swimming vicariously. :)

UPDATE: 1:30 Pacific Time: she's swum over 22 miles of her 100 plus journey.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AELARLEE1 8/22/2012 8:43AM

    I am not sure if I am inspired or scared spitless! I can't imagine this AT ALL! Now that she has had to abandon this attempt once again, I can only applaud her determination. If we all just had a little of it, imagine what we could do.

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MOMMARUNNER77 8/19/2012 4:41PM

    wow... amazing... looking forward to an update!!

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PAMNANGEL 8/19/2012 12:36PM

    Swim on Diana!

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MARATHONDAD 8/19/2012 12:27PM

    wow thats nuts keep me posted please

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